What is the statute of limitations on filing a personal injury claim in Montana?

In most instances the statute of limitations on filing a personal injury claim in Montana is three years from the date of your injury. Depending on who caused the injury, however, the statute of limitations may be shorter.  Contact The Rabb Law Firm, PLLC to discuss your possible claim.

What is Montana’s “comparative fault” rule?

In the state of Montana, comparative fault allows a court to find you anywhere between 0 and 50% responsible for an accident. Keep in mind that if you are found more than 50% responsible, you cannot collect any damages.

How long do I have to file an injury claim against a state agency?

Prior to filing a claim against a state agency, you must serve what is typically referred to as a Notice of Claim. The state agency then has 120 days to review the claim. A complaint may not be filed in court against the state agency until the expiration of that 120 day time period.  Contact The Rabb Law Firm, PLLC to discuss your possible claim.

When must I report a car accident?

Montana state law requires a car accident to be reported when (1) the accident results in an injury or death; (2) an accident in which the vehicle makes contact with a deceased person; and (3) the accident causes property damage of $1,000 or more.

How long does a judgment lien last in Montana?

If you obtain a judgment against a defendant in Montana that is properly perfected, that judgment will remain as a lien on the  judgment debtor’s property for ten years or until it is paid in full.

What does FELA stand for?

FELA stands for the Federal Employers Liability Act.

What is the purpose of FELA?

Railroad employees are not covered by workers’ compensation laws when they are injured on the job.  Rather, they are covered by the FELA.  The primary purpose of FELA is to protect and compensate injured railroad workers.

Is FELA the same as workers’ compensation?

No. With an injury claim involving FELA, the injured worker must prove that the railroad  acted negligently, and that said negligence was was the cause of  the injury.

What should I do if I suffer a railroad-related injury?

If you suffer a railroad-related injury, you should collect as much information about the incident as possible, including photos, documents, witness statements and anything that may help you if you decide to file a suit. And remember — don’t give out any information and don’t volunteer anything!

The Rabb Law Firm, PLLC provides personalized legal representation to Montana residents in personal injury, real estate law and railroad injury law cases. Call (406) 404-1747 to secure your future today.